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papa 695

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Looking very rusty Gavin, great work.
 

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Hi Gavin
Looking really good. It's not easy to get a "wreck" to look realistic.
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Looking really good. It's not easy to get a "wreck" to look realistic
Thanks Jim, I hoping not to wreck it too much. I holding thumbs that I can pull it off.
 

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All very nice, this is the standard I would like to get myself, the weathering/rust especially. Need to move on from factory fresh type models, they look to clean, but I will continue practicing until I'm satisfied.
 

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I will continue practicing until I'm satisfied
Where there is a will, there is a way.... :thumb2:

I'm not big on practicing, I tend to jump in with both feet and pray I don't muck it up. Likewise with my Valkyrie build, I watched an on line tutorial and plowed straight in - not perfect, but I generally achieved the look I sought.
So yeah, I was happy with the result! pre-shading, post shading, bleaching, etc!:astonished:
 

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Some very impressive work Gavin, great butchery and the paint job is starting to look really good.
 

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A great looking base gavin, this is coming along very nicely indeed.
 

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Thank you for the kind words! :thumb2:
 

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Well, back to the body.....

Did the chrome strip around the body with Alclad Chrome......happy with the look.

Trial fitting the bumper. Had to remove the moulded bumper strips as they were too fussy and did a bit of chipping......again, very happy with the look.

Next, more rust!

bumper dry fit.jpg

Thanks for looking! :thumb2:
 

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Liking the work on the body gavin
 

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Hi Gavin
Looking very good. That front end shot is very realistic.
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A small update today, finally got around to fitting the seat belts. I opted for lap belts as that is more in keeping with the seats - ideally a full racing harness and roll cage should be fitted by that will be contrary to the look I am trying to achieve.
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Thanks for looking. :thumb2:
 

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Really coming on Gavin. The bodywork is excellent. Can't wait to see what you do for fuel & cooling. PaulE
 

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Can't wait to see what you do for fuel & cooling
Ha! You got me there, I was planning to cheat on those as you could not see them. :thumb2:
In theory the rads will be mounted just inboard of the intakes as there is space for them - vented out through the rear wheel arches and floor pan and the fuel cell will be positioned under the bench seat.
 

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Great work on the lap belts, coming along nicely Gavin.
 
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